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After another strong year of revenue growth in 2018 for distributors, MDM is forecasting a meaningful downshift in the second half of 2019 and for the year overall. Join us for our free, one-hour webcast on Thursday, July 11, 1-2 pm Eastern, to get a better picture on how distribution end markets are shaping up for the second half of the year and the major economic trends impacting distribution channels.
MDM research partner Brian Lewandowski, associate director of the Business Research Division of the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business, will share MDM’s latest market research, key economic trends and our view on the wholesale distribution industry's market sectors. Lewandowski, as author of MDM’s Economic Benchmarks for Wholesale Distribution for the past nine years, will once again give us an insightful look at current and forecast economic indicators.
While wholesale distribution revenues in 2018 remained strong with a 6.8% increase over 2017, MDM’s forecast for 2019 is for only a 2.4% increase in revenues. Join us to get a better picture on how distribution markets are shaping up for the second half of the year and the major economic trends impacting distribution channels.
- Growth forecasts for 2019 and 2020
- 2018 Performance Review for 19 Wholesale Distribution Sectors
- 2019 End-market trending and forecasts
- Major trends impacting distribution sectors
University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business
Associate Director, Business Research Division
Brian Lewandowski is Associate Director at the Business Research Division of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a Leeds MBA and has worked at CU-Boulder since 2006, working on economic forecasts, econometric models and market research and real estate studies.
Brian has a background in banking, international development, mining and tourism, working for Fortune 500 companies, as well as with the U.S. Peace Corps. During his time at Leeds, he has studied various subjects, including: employment, industry composition, small business financing, exports, workforce, affordable housing, commercial real estate, film, government incentives, tourism, forecasting methodologies, nanotechnology and others.
Elizabeth Galentine - Moderator
Modern Distribution Management
Editor in Chief
Prior to joining MDM in 2018 as Editor, Elizabeth Galentine ran her own content services agency and led the editorial team for a national employee benefits media company for nearly 10 years.